For 20 years, Movember has been devoted to helping men and their communities live healthier and longer lives. From mental health initiatives and suicide prevention to prostate and testicular cancer research, Movember has funded more than 1,320 men’s health projects around the world – thanks to the incredible movement of people who support Movember and raise funds each year.
While growing a moustache or “Mo’” is the name of the game, it isn’t the only way to raise funds and save lives in the name of men’s health this Movember. Regardless of gender, age or Mo-growing ability, anyone can get involved in the action.
Get active and sign up to Move for men’s health and join others around the world by running or walking 60 kilometres over the month of Movember, in recognition of the 60 males lost to suicide globally every hour. This is what the team at Melbourne wine bar Mr West is doing to raise funds – help them out with a donation.
You can also Host a Mo-ment by rallying your friends, family and colleagues for a virtual or in-person fundraising event of your choosing (think virtual trivia, backyard cricket, musical bingo – pretty much anything that springs to mind), just like Joey Kellock of 1800 Lasagne, who’s throwing a dinner party for the cause and also collecting donations.
Alternatively, Mo Your Own Way and set your own personal challenge – perhaps of physical endurance, or any wildcard fundraising idea: do dares, climb mountains or chase personal bests – all in the name of raising funds for men’s health.
You can also get your hands on the Lululemon x Movember range, with $5 from every purchase going to Movember across the month of November.
Come together, grow together. Donate now at Movember.com
Watch: How Mr West Got Moving for Mental Health
As a bartender slinging drinks at Mr West Bar and Bottle Shop in Melbourne’s west, Jordan Stavreski is intimately aware of the intense energy required to stay engaged with service. He decided to turn that intensity into an exercise outlet, then invited the local community to join him, and now they’re moving for mental health. We meet Stavreski and run along with the crew to hear about how they’re making a difference and collecting donations for Movember.
Watch: How to Host a Dinner Party with Joey from 1800 Lasagne
Melbourne mozzarella maven Joey Kellock is the big brains, personality and heart behind everyone’s favourite High Street hangout, 1800 Lasagne. Ahead of helping raise funds for Movember and men’s health, we meet Kellock to have him take us through his four key components of a special dinner party – and how you can get involved. Remember: it’s theatre.
This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with Movember.